As with the rest of your body, your mouth is constantly changing. The bone and soft tissue in your mouth is what holds the denture in place. Once tissue resorption occurs, it will result in your existing dentures no longer fitting the same. This is where a reline could be beneficial! A reline is the process whereby a new base material is added to the soft tissue side of your denture, which will allow them to fit better once again.

A few reasons that could contribute towards these changes, such as tissue shrinkage and resorption is:

  • Loss of weight
  • Loss of Teeth
  • Loss of bone
  • Disease and illness
  • Ageing

There are 2 types of relines, soft and hard.

OVDC Denture Relines

Hard Relines

These have the same hardness as your existing denture and will help to fill in the gaps where the gums have started to shrink. These do not need to be replaced as frequently as a soft reline, but rather as your gums continue to shrink or change over time.

It is always a good idea to schedule follow up visits with your Denturist to ensure that your dentures are fitting correctly and that the necessary steps are taken to maintain your oral health and comfort.

Soft Relines

A soft liner acts a cushion between your gums and the denture. These are usually beneficial when you experience constant irritation or discomfort from your existing dentures. A soft reline may need to be replaced more frequently, depending on the wear on them and how well home care has been followed and maintained.


Rebase Dentures

This is the process whereby all the old denture base acrylic is removed and replaced with new acrylic. This process is only done if the teeth are still in good condition.


Denture Repairs

Repairs are done at our onsite lab, which minimizes the cost of repair as well as the duration you would be without your denture. A repair is usually when we fix or add to an existing denture.


Denture Re-Care

These are routine follow up exams with patients, whether it be annually or a few months after your first visit. A re-cared appointment allows for ongoing monitoring and maintenance of our patient’s oral health.